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Savannah Scottish Rite contributes to the RiteCare Center

The Scottish Rite of Savannah recently donated more than $7,000 to Georgia Southern University’s RiteCare Center (RCC) for Communication Disorders. Scottish Rite of Savannah Chairman Jim Arnold presented a check to staff and students at the RCC this past October. The money provided offers the graduate student clinicians access to new therapeutic and diagnostic materials. […]

Falls Prevention Week

To mark Falls Prevention Awareness Week this past September, second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students from Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus volunteered their time to perform falls risk screenings at Harmony at Savannah, a senior living community in Savannah, Georgia. Falls Prevention Week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness on preventing falls and reducing […]

DPT students participate in the ACFT

This past October, seven Doctor of Physical Therapy students had the opportunity to participate in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) at one of the units at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia. The ACFT is an assessment that evaluates an individual’s physical and mental abilities. Physical therapy student Melissa Fober recalled the experience. “We began […]

Two Physical Therapy Students Awarded Scholarships

Miriam Gritis and Corey Smith have each been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 from the Georgia Foundation of Physical Therapy (GFPT). Gritis, a native of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program this past May. Though Gritis has completed her degree, she plans to use the scholarship […]

Stand Up to Parkinson’s

Over one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement. To raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Global in collaboration with Neuro Heroes, Rock Steady Boxing, Uturn Parkinson’s and PD Avengers challenged individuals around the world to participate in the Sit 2 […]